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This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly


Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec. 26, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2020 NPD Group.

(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2020, PWxyz LLC.)


1. A Time for Mercy. John Grisham. Doubleday

2. Ready Player Two. Ernest Cline. Ballantine

3. The Return. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central

4. The Vanishing Half. Brit Bennett. Riverhead

5. Deadly Cross. James Patterson. Little, Brown

6. If It Bleeds. Stephen King. Scribner Book

7. Daylight. David Baldacci. Grand Central

8. The Sentinel. Child/Child. Delacorte

9. The Awakening. Nora Roberts. St. Martin’s

10. The Law of Innocence. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown


1. A Promised Land. Barack Obama. Crown

2. Greenlights. Matthew McConaughey. Crown

3. Modern Comfort Food. Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter

4. Guinness World Records 2021. Guinness World Records

5. Untamed. Glennon Doyle. Dial

6. Magnolia Table, Vol. 2. Joanna Gaines. Morrow

7. Caste. Isabel Wilkerson. Random House

8. Humans. Brandon Stanton. St. Martin's

9. Bag Man. Maddow/Yarvitz. Crown

10. Is This Anything? Jerry Seinfeld. Simon & Schuster


1. Moral Compass. Danielle Steel. Dell

2. Unsolved. Patterson/Ellis. Grand Central

3. Texas Kill of the Mountain Man. William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle

4. The River Murders. James Patterson. Grand Central

5. Someday with You. Nora Roberts. Silhouette

6. A Christmas Message. Debbie Macomber. Mira

7. The Morning After. Lisa Jackson. Zebra

8. The Stand (TV tie-in). Stephen King. Anchor

9. Spy. Danielle Steel. Dell

10. White Hot. Sandra Brown. Pocket


1. Interesting Stories for Curious People. Bill O’Neill. LAK

2. Home Body. Rupi Kaur. Andrews McMeel

3. Burn After Writing. Sharon Jones. TarcherPerigee

4. The Institute. Stephen King. Gallery

5. The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook. Jeffrey Eisner. Voracious

6. The Truths We Hold. Kamala Harris. Penguin

7. The Stand (TV tie-in). Stephen King. Anchor

8. NYPD Red 6. Patterson/Karp. Grand Central

9. Circe. Madeline Miller. Back Bay

10. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2021. Old Farmer's Almanac

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